Colonel Reeves Stakes

The 2016 Colonel Reeves Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Ascot Racecourse as a lead-up to the Winterbottom Stakes.

2016 Colonel Reeves Stakes Results

  • 1st: Vega Magic
  • 2nd: Rock Magic
  • 3rd: Bourne Supremacy

Colonel Reeves Stakes News

Vega Magic on Track for 2016 Winterbottom Stakes

Vega Magic on Track for 2016 Winterbottom Stakes

Class four-year-old Vega Magic put his Winterbottom Stakes 2016 claims on show with a narrow win at Ascot Racecourse in the weekend’s Colonel Reeves Stakes. Local trainer Sean Casey confirmed plans to back-up on November 26 returning to the track with his Lope De Vega gelding Vega Magic to shoot for an elite level win…

The 2016 Colonel Reeves Stakes is a Group 3 1100m sprint held at Ascot Racecourse in Perth in mid-November each season.

The Colonel Reeves Stakes takes place alongside the Group 3 WA Champion Fillies Classic (1600m) and the Group 3 RJ Peters Stakes (1500m) during the early stages of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.

A quality sprint for horses aged three years and older, the Colonel Reeves Stakes is a key lead-up to the $1 million Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) run back at the Ascot track a fortnight later.

With $150,000 prize money, the Colonel Reeves Stakes is certainly not the most lucrative race held at Ascot, however it is still an attractive purse for trainers who are returning their horses to work.

A fair proportion of those horses which target the Colonel Reeves Stakes do so following a spell, or after only one or two starts in a campaign. The Colonel Reeves Stakes is one of the earlier races held during the Perth Festival of Racing. Often horses will target the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) held a week before or the Group 3 Northerly Stakes (1400m) in mid-October on their way to the Colonel Reeves Stakes.

The 2016 Colonel Reeves Stakes will be held on November 12th.

Colonel Reeves Stakes 2016
Date: November 12th, 2016
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: 3YO+ Quality
Status: Group 3
Prize money: $150,000

Colonel Reeves Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Colonel Reeves Stakes odds are listed below along with links to the markets at for you to lock-in our insider 2016 Colonel Reeves Stakes odds at the right price this spring – summer season.

2016 Colonel Reeves Stakes Field

The Colonel Reeves Stakes field typically attracts handy types who have plans for a longer summer campaign in Western Australia. Typically, trainers enter their horses in the Colonel Reeves Stakes field either first up or following only a couple of starts after a rest. Occasionally, some eastern trainers might seek to extend their spring campaign by heading west and racing in the Colonel Reeves Stakes field.

The 2016 Colonel Reeves Stakes field is released the Wednesday before race day.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1x63x32211 ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 9 58.5kg
2 22513×1120 FIRST AMONG EQUALS Simon A Miller Paul Harvey 3 57.5kg
3 5x422120x3 BATTLE HERO Grant & Alana Williams Joseph Azzopardi 12 57.5kg
4 x6x3548x02 SMOKO Ross Price Troy Turner 10 56.5kg
5 x12311221x MILITARY REIGN Darren Mcauliffe Matthieu Autier 4 55.5kg
6 11x21111x9 VEGA MAGIC Sean Casey Jake Casey (a) 6 55kg
7 12723x2x11 COMING BACK Grant & Alana Williams Glenn Smith 7 55kg
8 21x15113x4 REGAL COMMANDER G Durrant & J Miller Peter Hall 11 55kg
9 2671152×75 BOURNE SUPREMACY Chris Gangemi Peter Knuckey 1 55kg
10 23111×7218 COOL PASSION Justin Warwick Brad Parnham 5 53kg
11 11220×4166 VOLKOFF Gary Crispin Jason Whiting 8 53kg
12 1424035×00 SILVERSTREAM Grant & Alana Williams Shaun Mc Gruddy 2 53kg

2016 Colonel Reeves Stakes Nominations

The Colonel Reeves Stakes nominations tend to feature a fairly decent range of runners from a diverse racing background. Eastern and western horses may appear alongside each other in the Colonel Reeves Stakes nominations. When they’re released, it’s worth looking through the Colonel Reeves Stakes nominations to see which horses are attempting to resume and which may be targeting the major Group 1 events later on.

The 2016 Colonel Reeves Stakes nominations will be provided below.

Colonel Reeves Stakes History

The Colonel Reeves Stakes can trace its origins to 1984, when it was taken out by Heron Bridge. In 2005 the Colonel Reeves Stakes was upgraded to Group 3 status, which it retains today.

Usually held at Ascot Racecourse, for one year in 2003 the Colonel Reeves Stakes was run at Belmont Park. It wasn’t held in 1993 and 1995. In 1994, there were two editions of the race, in December and in January.

The race has been known by a few other names during its time, such as the WATC Bart Cummings Stakes and the Channel Nine Stakes.

Revolition (2009) holds the race record for this event at 1:03.6, with Ma Ma Machine equalling that time in 2010.

Notable Colonel Reeves Stakes winners include Heron Bridge (1984, 1988), Scouts Honour (1998), Lady Belvedere (2001), Danny Beau (2008) and Barakey (2012). Notable losers include Hay List, who went into the 2009 Colonel Reeves Stakes as favourite on the back of eight straight victories and then missed out on the top three.

Colonel Reeves Stakes results, winners and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Colonel Reeves Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
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2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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1st Vega Magic 1 minute 3.55 seconds
2nd Rock Magic
3rd Bourne Supremacy
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1st Rock Magic 1 minute 5.0 seconds
2nd Watermans Bay
3rd Liberty’s Gem
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1st Shining Knight 1 minute 3.99 seconds
2nd Testamezzo
3rd Hussy By Choice
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1st The Rising 1 minute 3.9 seconds
2nd Mendicity
3rd Watermans Bay
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1st Barakey 1 minute 3.8 seconds
2nd Werd
3rd Waratah’s Secret
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1st Avante 1 minute 3.6 seconds
2nd Werd
3rd All Friared Up
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1st Ma Ma Machine 1 minute 3.6 seconds
2nd Waratah’s Secret
3rd King Kool Kat
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1st Revolition 1 minute 3.6 seconds
2nd Black In Time
3rd Ma Ma Machine
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1st Danny Beau 1 minute 8.0 seconds
2nd Hadabeclorka
3rd Black In Time
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1st So Secret 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Innovation
3rd Exotic Nights
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1st Electric General 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Star Laser
3rd Grasspatch Girl
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1st Ellicorsam 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Arctic Park
3rd Star Laser
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1st Avenida Madero 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Refemme
3rd Western Tycoon
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1st Golden Delicious 1 minute 11.6 seconds
2nd Hot Shot Brother
3rd Wyndam Glory
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1st Secret Remedy 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Irish Pride
3rd Golden Delicious
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1st Lady Belvedere 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Polygram
3rd Exit Lane
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1st Highwood 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd Secret Remedy
3rd Face Your Fears